Early Childhood Language Education: The Primary School Years
Children are very ready to acquire further knowledge of language during this period. They are interested in language and this interest can be piqued by activities that require them to think about and talk about language. Some of these activities are specifically designed to increase knowledge of the structural aspects of the language, its phonology morphology lexicon, and semantax. There are other activities that are designed to enhance children’s pragmatic competences; their ability to engage in conversation, to tell stories, and explain. This is also a time when children develop their ability to read and write. Oral language knowledge and literacy become more important tools for learning academic content.
KeywordsPhonological Awareness Language Development Semantic Domain Dialogue Journal Teaching Vocabulary
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